Charge Nurse

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about female mental health services? Are you looking to develop your career in women's services in a mental health inpatient setting?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Mental Health Rehab Team at Cherrywood. We require a band 6 RMN or RNLD working alongside our dedicated Multi-Disciplinary team who provide care and support to our patients.

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will work as part of the team to ensure high standards of care and the effective management of rehab services with an emphasis on safety, IPC and ensuring accurate recording of information.

We support flexible working and can accommodate part- and full-time positions.

We will ensure that supervision and continuing development reviews are provided and that your PDP needs are supported in line with service development.

The team at Cherrywood are passionate about career progression, we will support you to attain the skills, knowledge and experience to move forward in your career with us.

If you share our values which are based on Compassion, Respect, Empowerment and Partnership of and with our patients and carers, come join us here at Cherrywood

About us

We are passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patients own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people. Were always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee were hoping to find our future leaders and well support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With a diverse culture and equally diverse range of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be responsible for leading the nursing team and ensuring a high quality of patient care. The Charge Nurse will work with the staff to ensure that the process of assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation of care is of an excellent standard.

The postholder will work to support the Unit Manager by active involvement in service development.

The post holder will demonstrate active clinical and managerial leadership skills within the team, providing education and supervision to junior staff members and other professionals

The post holder will undertake the role of unit coordinator with responsibility for liaising with internal and external agencies out of hours including accepting patients to the Health Base Place of Safety (S136 Suite)

Person Specification



  • Professional Qualification (Mental Health/Learning Disabilities/General) to degree level or equivalent. Maintains current registration with the NMC
  • Further specialist knowledge/post registration experience in specific service area or other formal training



  • Can demonstrate post registration experience.
  • Demonstrates satisfactory clinical expertise for the banding. Specialist and area specific experience.



  • Knowledge and understanding of current legislation and understanding of clinical risk assessments

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Campbell Centre


Milton Keynes


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